Jin Pil-su is research professor at the Institute for Japanese Studies, Seoul National University. A Ph.D. in Anthropology from Seoul National University, he conducted field research in Kin Town, Okinawa, from 2003 to 2004. Some of his works on Okinawa (in Korean) include US Military Base and Okinawan Village Community: Continuation and Restructuring (2011, Minsokwon), “Ishigaki City Assembly’s hyper-patriotism and the logic of regional revitalization within the Senkaku/Diaoyutai Islands Disputes” (2012, Comparative Folklore, vol. 42, pp. 261-310), “The Development Process and Characteristics of Anti-Base Movement in Iwakuni: Anti-Base movements as spontaneous life-improvement movement” (2013, Society and History, vol. 100).